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Monday, April 12, 2021

Sponsored hire boat schemes are hired out by a firm but owned by an individual... find out what they offer canal boat owners

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Julie and Tone Ferne fulfilled their dream of travelling to Liverpool by canal boat, helped by a dose of determination & a random OAP on the towpath

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Requirements cover smoke and CO alarms, surfaces and means of escape

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Everyone loves going on holiday – getting away from the hustle and bustle and enjoying a hard-earned break from the office - for some, it’s all about sandy beaches and turquoise oceans, for others it’s the culture filled cities bursting with quaint cafés and local restaurants. Why not try something a little different this year and take yourself on a boating holiday. Not convinced? Keep reading!

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Monday, May 9, 2016

With summer just around the corner and warmer weather on its way, we’ve put together a guide of the best 8 canal-side walks. Britain’s towpaths are the perfect place to appreciate all the scenery, history and wildlife that our waterways have to offer.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Is there anything better then holidaying on a canal? Life slows to a walking pace allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking views and abundant heritage that the waterways have to offer. We’ve picked 8 different holiday locations that are perfect for every type of boater.

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Monday, September 7, 2015

In CB, Aug 2014, Chris told us how, after touring the canals of France, he was going to explore the UK’s waterways. Now he’s back to tell us how he got on…

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For every positive event, is there a negative one waiting to happen? The Surridge’s thought so on their eventful journey from Skipton to Bristol...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

After many shorter cruises, Ken and his wife Liz rented out their home, moved aboard their boat and went exploring around the UK for six years

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Whether you’re a narrowboat novice or a lock navigating expert, we’ve chosen six of our favourite locations to take a canal boating holiday across Europe.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

It was an ambitious plan. Ninety-four locks over 111 miles around the Four Counties Ring in a week; that was the challenge that lay before our crew of five one drizzly Saturday afternoon in the Potteries. Picking our way through the mist-capped kilns, our chosen route for our ninth year out for a week in a narrowboat could not have seemed more daunting. Little did I know that just over 48 hours later I’d encounter one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Never been on a canal boat before? Worried that it might be too difficult for you? There’s no need to be concerned: hundreds of first-time hirers do it every year.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A weekend taster trip proved to a first time boater just what she’d been missing and she now plans to go on a much longer holiday afloat this year

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

By Liz Turner

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Boating in France Q & A

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Planning your holiday

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Types of canal boat

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Cruising with children

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How to pick your holiday

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